Friday, May 4, is the first-ever Immaculata University Music Festival featuring 60 high school honors band students from local public and private high schools. The students will spend the day at Immaculata playing musical instruments and learning from college faculty.
Joe Gehring, associate faculty in Music at Immaculata, and other applied music faculty members, will instruct the students on their preferred concert band instruments including the flute, saxophone, trumpet, and the tuba. After rehearsing throughout the day, the students will perform a concert at 7 p.m. in Alumnae Hall which will be led by Gehring. The cost to attend the concert is $1.00.
The following pieces will be featured:
- Overture for Winds, by Charles Carter
- Impact, by Sean O’Loughlin
- Corsican Litany, by Vaclav Nelhybel
- National Emblem March, by E.E Bagley
- Variations on a Korean Folk Song, by John Barnes Chance
“With Immaculata University’s reputation as a great music school, I am excited to kick-off the inaugural Music Festival and hope to offer more programming like this in the future,” comments William Carr, DMA, Steinway Artist and professor/chair of the Music Department.
Immaculata offers undergraduate degree programs in music education, music with an optional performance emphasis, and music therapy. Music Therapy is also offered at the graduate level.
Immaculata University is a comprehensive, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.